There's nothing worse than drifting off to sleep, only to be woken by your partner letting out a growl like a hibernating bear. Snorers are no fun to share a bed with, and statistics show that snoring is a problem that becomes much more common as we get older.
The Snoreeze survey carried out by YouGov found that 68% of 18-24 year olds in the UK have a partner that snores at some point. However, the figure skyrockets to 91% for those over 45!
Almost half (48%) of those aged over 45 said they feel irritable the next day if their sleep has been disturbed. Of those aged 45+ with a snoring partner:
There is no one simple cause for snoring. The main reason people snore is because of relaxed muscle tension in the upper airway. This causes the airway to narrow and the soft tissues to vibrate, creating the irritating snoring sound.
As we get older, a general loss of muscle tone takes place all over our bodies. This is even true for the muscles in our throat; meaning the tissues are more likely to vibrate, making us all more likely to be snorers!
Being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking, and some prescription medicines can all cause snoring, so some lifestyle changes may help you or your partner to sleep more quietly.
Snoring relief products such as throat sprays, oral strips, and throat rinses can provide a solution for the majority of snorers. They tone and lubricate the soft tissues, reducing or preventing snoring for up to 8 hours. View our products page to see what Snoreeze product is right for you or your partner.
Every relationship has its problems, but snoring doesn’t need to be one of them. Small lifestyle changes and snoring relief products can help to make sure that your bedroom doesn’t become a noisy nightmare.